my friend's convalescence from surgery begins this afternoon. all went well, and that's the right kind of a start. the current choice is between april skiing in colorado, or yachting in the caribbean, and i'm betting on his being able to choose either or both. modern medicine is that amazing.
speaking of which, anyone not adamant in favor of universal and affordable health care for all can go hang out with those folks wanting open heart surgery patients to run errands for them. (there's a special circle in hell reserved just for you). as elated as i am to know my friend will be with his family for many more years to come, i am saddened that not everyone gets this same chance in life to hold their loved ones once again.